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Pool safety – will I be in deep water if I don’t comply?

By March 5, 2019Uncategorized

Pool safety is a legal requirement and you could be in deep water if you don’t comply. Many people are happy to comply with the government regulations as they see the benefits, and the statistics alone since the introduction of mandatory pool fencing shows that it quite simply saves lives.

Water is great for the body and mind, and swimming is a fantastic way to develop cognitive abilities, generate energy, and produce endorphins, which make you feel good.

Whether you are a home or a commercial pool owner, you need to make sure that your family or your clients get all the benefits of a pool without the risk. Owning a pool comes with social responsibility, and those are outlined by Governmental laws, each pool owner must follow the strict compliance to avoid heavy fines.

What happens if I don’t comply?

Local governments have the authority to check any pool fence to ensure safety. If you don’t adhere to government standards you can be issued with on-the-spot fines of $883.05 for residential clients and $2,523 for companies, penalties can be as high as $20,814.75.

If the safety of anyone is compromised as a result of your failure to comply with pool safety standards, you will be held liable.

Having all this valuable information, you may have these Questions:

  • Is my pool Safe for everyone?
  • Is my pool fencing compliant with Queensland lawsso that I may avoid penalties?
  • How can I prevent all these casualties at an affordable cost?


  • If you have an existing pool fence and not sure if it’s safe enough, have it inspected and if needed, repaired. Don’t forget that, an unsafe pool fence does not follow the law and is still an offence.
  • If you do not have a pool fence, look for a reliable and experienced pool safety inspections company such as GCPPI to have your pool inspected and have a safety fence built properly.
  • Lookout for a building inspector that can provide a wholistic inspection for your pool and walk you through the compliance measures of your local government so you know what to look out for and what needs to be maintained.

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